Week of October 27-31, 2014

Friday, October 31

8th grade history:

8.3.4 Understand how the conflicts between Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton resulted in the emergence of two political parties (e.g., view of foreign policy, Alien and Sedition Acts, economic policy, National Bank, funding and assumption of the revolutionary debt).

10/31 Our learning goal today is to know: Hamilton favored increasing the power of the federal government & he supported merchants & bankers. Jefferson favored limiting the federal government & he supported farmers & workers.

 

While I take roll, you will write today's learning goal in your learning log.

 

The Ch. 4 binder papers and workbook pgs. are 3 days late

 

We will begin today by reading pgs.282 – 286 in our textbook.

 

Then you will complete pgs. 78 – 81 in the Workbook


7th grade social studies:

Standards of the day- 7.3.2 Describe agricultural, technological, and commercial developments during the Tang and Sung periods. 7.3.1 Describe their unification of China under the Tang Dynasty and reasons for the spread of Buddhism in Tang China, Korea, and Japan.

10/31 Our learning goal today is to know: The Tang Dynasty ruled for 300 years, restored civil service exams, allowed a woman to rule, & expanded the empire. The Song dynasty ruled for over 300 years, tolerated Buddhism, and supported Neo-Confucianism.

While I take roll, you will write today's learning goal in your learning log.

 

The Ch. 3 binder papers and workbook pgs. are 3 days late. 

 

Today we will learn about the Tang and Song Dynasties. We will read and discuss pgs. 255 – 257.

 

Then you will work on the Ch. 4 pages of the Active Reading Workbook.

 

You can also work on the map/vocabulary worksheet from yesterday if you are not finished.

 

Speech and Debate

Standards of the day: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.8.1.a Come to discussions prepared having read or researched material under study; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence on the topic, text, or issue to probe and reflect on ideas under discussion.

Our learning goals today are to be able to explain what makes a “winning” debate

 

Today we will discuss our last debate and reflect upon what made one side a “winner.”

 

Then we will discuss our next debate topics and teams.


Thursday, October 30

 

8th grade U.S. history:

Standard of the day– 8.3.4 Understand how the conflicts between Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton resulted in the emergence of two political parties (e.g., view of foreign policy, Alien and Sedition Acts, economic policy, National Bank, funding and assumption of the revolutionary debt).

10/30 Our learning goal today is to know: Sec. of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton's economic plan included: paying off all war debt, imposing tariffs on imports, creating a national bank. As a compromise, Virginia got the new capital.

 

While I take roll, you will write today's learning goal in your learning log.

 

The Ch. 4 binder papers and the Active Reading workbook pgs. are 2 days late.

 

We will start class today by watching a part of a America's Early Years: An American Nation Begins. (6 mins.)

 

Next we will read in our textbook pgs. 281 - 282.

 

Afterwards you will work in your Workbook pgs. 78 – 80.

 

7th grade social studies:

Standards of the day - 7.3 Students analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of the civilizations of China in the Middle Ages. 7.3.1 Describe the reunification of China under the Tang Dynasty and reasons for the spread of Buddhism in Tang China, Korea, and Japan.

10/30 Our learning goal today is to know: The Sui Dynasty reunited China after 300 years of warlords, rebuilt the Great Wall, & built the Grand Canal.

While I take roll, you will write today's learning goal in your learning log.

 

The Ch. 3 Binder Papers and the Ch.3 Active Reading Workbook pages are 2 days late. 

 

We will start today by reading more about the Sui Dynasty on pgs. 254 – 255 of our textbook.

 
Then you and a partner will read a short article about the Great Wall of China in the purple book pages 73 – 75.

 

 

Next you will answer the 5 questions on pg. 75 of the purple book. This will be a binder paper for our new chapter.

 

When you are done, you will finish work on the China map and begin work on the vocabulary worksheet that is on the back of the map. 
 
If time allows, we will finish the period by watching a short video on the Grand Canal.
 

 

Speech and Debate

Standards of the day: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.8.1.a Come to discussions prepared having read or researched material under study; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence on the topic, text, or issue to probe and reflect on ideas under discussion.

Our learning goals today are to be able engage effectively in a debate and to use a flowchart to monitor the debate.

 

Today we will have our second debate. Good luck to both sides!


 

Wednesday, October 29,

8th grade U.S. History:

Standard of the day - 8.4 Students analyze the aspirations and ideals of the people of the new nation.

10/29 Our learning goal today is to know: Pres. Washington & the 1st Congress created departments in the executive branch, set up the nation's court system, & added the Bill of Rights to the Constitution.

 

While I take roll, you will write today's learning goal in your new learning log.

 

The Chapter 4 Binder Papers and the Ch.4 Active Reading Workbook pages are 1 day late.

 

We will start today by going over the Ch. 4 test answers.

 

Then we will begin our new chapter on The Federalist Era. We will start by looking at pg. 275. Then we will read pgs. 279 – 280.

 

Next you will work on pgs. 78 - 79 in the Active Reading Workbook.

 

 

7th grade social studies:

Standard of the day - 7.3 Students analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of the civilizations of China in the Middle Ages.

10/29 Our learning goal today is to know: East Asia has good farm land because of its rich river deposits and warm, wet climates, so most people farmed for a living.

 

While I take roll, you will write today's learning goal in your new learning log.

 

The Ch. 3 Binder Papers and the Ch.3 Active Reading Workbook pages are 1 day late.

 

We will start today by going over the Ch. 3 test answers.

 

Then we will begin our new chapter on China in the Middle Ages. We will start by looking at this video on China's geography.

 

Next we will read pgs. 253 – 255.

 

Afterwards you will do pgs. 49-50 in the Active Reading Workbook and label the map for this chapter.

 

Speech and Debate

Standards of the day: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.8.1.a Come to discussions prepared having read or researched material under study; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence on the topic, text, or issue to probe and reflect on ideas under discussion.

Our learning goals today are to be able engage effectively in a debate and to use a flowchart to monitor the debate.

 

Today we will have our first debate.  Good luck to both sides!


Tuesday, October 28

 

8th grade U.S. history:

Standards of the day-Today we are assessing standards under 8.2 and 8.3

10/28 Our goal today is to show your mastery of the standards under 8.2 & 8.3

 

There is no new learning log entry for today.

 

Today we will take the Chapter 4 Test. We will begin with a short PowerPoint review.

 

Then you will have ten minutes to review. You can review by:

Taking one last look at your learning log entries.

By having someone at your table quiz you

By playing the Chapter 4 Rags to Riches review game

By using Study Central

 

Then we will take the test.

 

When you are done you will turn in the chapter 4 Binder Papers and the Ch. 4 Active Reading Workbook pages. They are due today.


7th grade social studies:

Standards of the day- 7.4.1 Study the Niger River and the relationship of vegetation zones of forest, savannah, and desert to trade in gold, salt, food, and slaves; and the growth of the Ghana and Mali empires. 7.4.5 Describe the importance of written and oral traditions in the transmission of African history and culture.

10/28 Our goal today is to show mastery of the standards under 7.3

 

There is no new learning goal for today.

 

Today we will take the Chapter 3 Test. We will begin with a short PowerPoint review.

 

Then you will have ten minutes to review. You can review by:

 

Taking one last look at your learning log entries and map.

Medieval Africa-Rags to Riches

Concentration

People, places, and events flashcards

You can also try this Chapter3 Self Check Quiz

Then visit Study Central

 

Then we will take the Ch. 3 Test.

 

When you are finished you will turn in your Ch. 3 binder papers and Active Reading Workbook pages. They are due today.

 

Speech and Debate

Standards of the day: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.8.1.a Come to discussions prepared having read or researched material under study; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence on the topic, text, or issue to probe and reflect on ideas under discussion.

Our learning goals today are to be able to research and find evidence to support an assertion.

 

Today you will meet with your team to time and practice your part of the debate. 

At the end of the period, we will select the first debate topic for tomorrow.


 Monday, October 27

8th grade U.S. history:

Standard of the day- 8.3.6. Describe the basic law-making process and how the Constitution provides numerous opportunities for citizens to participate in the political process and to monitor and influence government.

10/27 Our learning goal today is to know: American citizens have the responsibility to: know what the govt. is doing, be informed about your rights, vote, become involved in the political process, & respect the rights of others.

 

New Seats today - stand around the edge of the room. 

 
While I take roll, you will write today's learning goal in your learning log.

 

Today we will learn more about the responsibilities of being an American citizen. We will use pages 238 - 239 in our textbook to help us.

 

Then you will finish all chapter 4 pages in your Active Reading Workbook and both Binder Papers.  Both are due tomorrow.

 

Next you will review for tomorrow's test. To help you study you can:

Play Chapter 4 Rags to Riches

Take the Ch. 4 Self-Check Quiz

Use Study Central

Play the Crossword Puzzle

Use the People, Places, and Events e-flashcards

 

7th grade social studies:

Standards of the day- 7.4.1 Study the Niger River and the relationship of vegetation zones of forest, savannah, and desert to trade in gold, salt, food, and slaves; and the growth of the Ghana and Mali empires. 7.4.5 Describe the importance of written and oral traditions in the transmission of African history and culture.

10/27 Our goal today is to review the standards under 7.3

 

New Seats today - stand around the edge of the room. 

 
There is no new learning goal for today.

 

Today we will wrap up our chapter by reading about African Culture on pgs. 235 – 236 and by watching this short video clip on Art 4:00 mins.

 

Then you will finish all chapter 3 pages in your Active Reading Workbook through pg. 48 and the chapter 3 Binder Papers.  Both are due tomorrow.

 

Next you will review for tomorrow’s test

You can study your map and learning log entries

Play Medieval Africa-Rags to Riches

Play Concentration

Play People, places, and events flashcards

You can also try this Chapter3 Self Check Quiz

Then visit Study Central

 

Speech and Debate

Standards of the day: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.8.1.a Come to discussions prepared having read or researched material under study; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence on the topic, text, or issue to probe and reflect on ideas under discussion.

Our learning goals today are to be able to research and find evidence to support an assertion.

 

Today you will meet with your team to finish researching your debate topic.